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Love, Love, Love~

August 2, 2016 — Leave a comment

               There are all kinds of love.  You can love your husband, your child, your mother, your best friend, your new hairdo, even your new shoes (and what about that matching handbag)!

But take a look at this kind of love.  Galatians 5:14-15 (NKJV) says, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!”

Many of us could quote the first half of that verse easily, but what about the rest of it?

Bite and devour one another?  Now before you exclude yourself from such an “unChristian like” thing let’s look a little closer. We make unkind remarks all the time about people whose company we don’t particularly enjoy.  I’m thinking that’s a bite.

Then we get the dirt on someone and simply can’t wait to share it so everybody will know the details.  Swallow hard…I think we’ve just devoured! Shame on us!

Warning!  We’ve read the word of God and know it, so now we’re responsible for it.  We can no longer say we didn’t know.  Ouch!

Well, there’s an old saying here in Texas and it goes like this: “What goes around, comes around.”  Can you believe it’s scriptural?!  Love Heart, get a grip on that tongue lest its evil comes around on you.  Gwen~

Roaaaarrrrr!

July 4, 2015 — Leave a comment

                Have you ever watched a squirrel sleep?  Now that’s a question for you!  As I was lazing in our hammock, I looked up to see a little squirrel wedged in a fork of the pecan tree.  He was very still and looked sleepy to me.  Sure enough, as I watched his little eyes closed.  However, with the slightest movement in the yard those eyes immediately popped open.  He was alert and ready for anything.  Are we alert to the dangers around us or do we just hoe-de-doe through life with our head in the clouds?

               Hear this:  1 Peter 5:8 says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Notice it doesn’t say “someone to snack on,” or “someone to pick at.”  This is serious.  To devour is as vicious as it sounds!  It means to use up or destroy.

This does not mean we have to live in fear, but it does mean there is definitely an enemy seeking to take us down.  Heed the advice…be alert! Gwen~

Devour

March 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

th How aware are you of Satan’s presence?  He’s there, Love Heart!  He will pick and pick until he trips you up!

“Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8)

devour: to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously, to consume destructively, recklessly, or wantonly, to engulf or swallow up.

Satan has no mercy and that’s why it’s important that you remain alert and under the control of the Holy Spirit at all times. If you do, the devil will flee!

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7, NIV)  th (1)

I pray, Father God, for your protection from the evil one. ~Debra